It’s official. We’ve trailer fever. There’s no doubt about it. In a world where Netflix and chill is the norm and enticing us to go out and catch a flick is getting harder, a trailer can lead a film to global success or miss its mark in the box office. As a result, we’ve seen an unprecedented effort put into the crafting of spine-tingling teasers and tantalising trailers. But the fact remains – not all trailers are made equal.
Here at Man of Many, we are huge fans on all things ‘film’. Whether it be Samuel L. Jackson taking on the role of a lifetime, or Sly Stallone mowing down bad guys with a mounted machine gun one last time – if the trailers red-hot, we’ll have a gander and let you know about it. So without further ado, here is Man of Many’s list of Must-See Movie Trailers in May 2019.
Rambo: Last Blood Official Teaser Trailer
In what appears to be a bloody, super fucking hectic Home Alone spinoff; complete with crossbow and chest-piercing swinging farm equipment booby traps, the Rambo: Last Blood trailer shows Sly Stallone doing what he does best: killing on a massive scale.
It would appear that John Rambo has been living a peaceful, contented life, but now he must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in his final ever mission (until the next three Rambo movies come out, of course, you aren’t fooling us for a second Roadshow). Directed by Adrian Grunberg, Rambo: Last Blood is in Australian theatres on September 19, 2019.
Terminator: Dark Fate Official Trailer #1
Can trailer makers please discontinue the moody cover song as their go-to? With this and Rambo, it’s all just beginning to blend into one great big, homogenous, geriatric action movie trailer. We can’t tell a great deal from the trailer what the story will be, but there are a-plenty bombshells dropped. We know that this ‘gritty’ interpretation of the behemoth franchise will star Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and that Arnie himself will make an appearance – and with a beard this time, no less, so you know shit is serious.
Produced by James Cameron, although the studio touts this as his ‘return’ – which it isn’t – but thankfully Directed by the more than competent Tim Miller who brought us Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate opens in Australian cinemas October 31, 2019.
The GoldFinch Official Trailer #1
The GoldFinch is based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book of the same name and it looks great. Following 13-year-old Theodore “Theo” Decker, whose mother was killed in a bombing at the Met, the GoldFinch is a stirring odyssey of grief, guilt, reinvention and redemption. Starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman and Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things, The GoldFinch hits Australian theatres on September 26th, 2019, so get your tear ducts ready, people.
The Kitchen Official Trailer #1
Starring Oscar nominee Mellissa Mcarthy – that’s right, the actor who starred in the abysmal Tammy – the Kitchen would appear to be the latest in a slew of films marketed as a female ‘Insert Movie Here’. In this case, it’s a “female” mob movie following three Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mafioso hubbies are sent to prison (shocker).
Left out in the cold by the very family that was meant to protect them, the girls take matters into their own hands. Backed by a mostly strong cast and Directed by Andrea Berloff (writer of Straight Outta Compton), The Kitchen is out in cinemas on August 29th.
Onward Teaser Trailer
From Disney/Pixar, Onward is set in a world where ‘fantasy’ has sold out. Centaurs have given up their magical forest life in exchange for suburban bliss and garden gnomes partake in the mundane act of maintaining their lawn rather than decorating it. Discouraged by it all, two teen elf brothers (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) embark on a quest to find if there’s still a bit of magic left in the world – the trailer is a trail of fantasy references flipped onto their heads with little show of plot, but there may be life in this movie yet.
Alas, it’s a bit of a wait though until Onward hits cinemas on March 19, 2020. Oh and forewarning; try not to be discouraged by Pratt’s extremely put-on voice performance.
Ford V Ferrari Official Trailer #1
In an extreme departure from his performance as the evil Dick Cheney in Vice, Christian Bale stars as the valiant British driver Ken Miles in Ford V Ferrari. His co-star Damon plays Carroll Shelby and together it would appear the two will battle against ‘the man’, as well as the laws of physics, in their attempt to build a revolutionary race car for the Ford Motor Company and take down Enzo Ferrari at the 24 hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
If you’re a fan of Bale, which you should be, and fast fucking cars, then this is a movie not to be missed in November.
Ad Astra Official Trailer #1
Despite needing a better title, Ad Astra would appear to be an intelligent sci-fi thriller in the vein of Interstellar – but perhaps with less audacity and style. Starring Brad Pitt as Astronaut Roy McBride, the film revolves around Pitt’s character as he travels to the far reaches of our solar system to find his missing dad (Tommy Lee Jones).
From what we can gather, McBrides papa has been experimenting with an alien substance that “challenges the nature of human existence” and thus could end life as we know it – or change it for the better? Find out for sure when Ad Astra hits Australian theatres on the 19th.
Official Secrets Official Trailer
A bit noir, a bit David Fincher, and a lot of ‘British’, Official Secrets is an above-the-shoulders espionage drama/thriller that’s always a treat for the mind. Starring Keira Knightly as Katherine – a GCHQ translator charged with breaking the Official Secrets act during the 2003 invasion of Iraq – expect a courtroom drama with a branching story of conspiracy and treachery, with a level of complicatedness that will surely infuriate and alienate some viewers living outside of England.
The secret is out: OS hits Australian cinemas in August.
Shaft Red Band Trailer #1
Sam “the man” L. Jackson as Shaft? Check. A red hot, red band trailer that doesn’t water down its subject matter? Check. An iconic TV character whose coolness is yet to be surpassed by any other on silver or the small screen both? Check.
What we have here is a list of things you need for a cracking film. The story follows John Shaft Jr. – a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT – who reluctantly enlists his father’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. Naturally, the two are like chalk and cheese at first but we have a sneaking suspicion that the two will work it out and find their ‘middle-shaft’ together.
To top it all off, the movie is being released in Australia through Netflix so you won’t even have to leave your living room to see it on the 28th of June.